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MGM 90th Anniversary

TCM Celebrates the 90th birthday of the most famous Hollywood studio of them all-- Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, formed in 1924 with the merger of Metro Pictures Corporation, Goldwyn Pictures and Louis B. Mayer Productions. MGM and its legendary roaring lion logo set the standard for American filmmaking, racking up numerous Academy Awards® and nominations over the decades. In keeping with the studio's boast of "more stars than there are in the heavens," our festival features performers ranging from Jean Harlow to Julie Christie, John Barrymore to Cary Grant, Greta Garbo to Judy Garland, and Clark Gable to Fred Astaire.

This special programming kicks off at 6 am (ET) on Thursday, April 17, with the 1925 silent version of Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ and ends, fittingly enough, on April 18 with the 1959 remake Ben- Hur. In between are classics of genres for which MGM was celebrated including all-star entertainments (Dinner at Eight, 1933), comedies (The Thin Man, 1934), dramas (Boys Town, 1938), animal films (Lassie Come Home, 1943), adventures (Mutiny on the Bounty, 1935), musicals (Meet Me in St. Louis, 1944), films noir (The Postman Always Rings Twice, 1946), thrillers (North by Northwest, 1959), Westerns (How the West Was Won, 1962) and romantic epics (Doctor Zhivago, 1965).
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